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Woman Suffrage

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Woman Suffrage
Description on the wall between the two windows was still there when the Rasmussen's daughter. Esther (Christensen), attended school in the same room about 1918. Three of the children in the picture have been identified as Sybil Pearson (Mrs. William Hansen). Jennie Peel (Mrs. Arthur Rasmussen) and Fern Watson (Mrs. Arthur O. Nielson), all life-long residents of Mt Pleasant. Jennie and Sybil were both bom in 1892. The picture was probably taken about 1898. Jennie taught at the Hamilton School until she and Daniel were married in 1902. Woman Suffrage Lillian H. Fox Senior First Place Historical Essay As the people of Utah approached statehood, a particularly crucial time came for advocates of equal political rights for women. Women Suffrage became a bitterly fought issue throughout the Utah Territory. As early as 1857, Brigham Young had been displaced as Utah's Governor. However, he had remained as the leader of the Latter-day Saint Church. President James Buchanan explained to Congress that the Utah Territory was under the personal despotism of Brigham Young and that the people were rebellious against the laws and authority of the United States. He said that he was bound to restore the supremacy "of the Constitution." So President Buchanan sent Alfred Cummings, of Georgia, along with a military force of 5,000 men, to govern the Utah Territory. Such appointments continued from 1857 until 1896 when Utah was granted Statehood. Six times during that period, Utah had been denied Statehood, mostly because the people were practicing unlawful cohabitation; but with the passage of the Edmunds-Tucker Act this practice discontinued. Politicians were now composing a new constitution that they hoped would be approved by the United States Government. Women in Utah had been enjoying political freedom and had been voting along with the men for seventeen years. The right had been taken away from them with the passage of the Edmunds-Tucker Act. Many women were heads of households while their men were 15
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326787
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326787